Watch: Omarosa Manigault Newman Visits The View to Leak Audio of Trump Ranting About Hillary Clinton and Russia
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman shared a new recording with “The View” of her time working for President Donald Trump.
The recording shows Trump rambling about Hillary Clinton and the Russia investigation after interrupting a meeting about tax cut legislation in October 2017, shortly after reporting showed his rival’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for opposition research by a former British spy.
“I think Hillary is getting killed right now with Russia,” Trump tells staffers. “The real Russia story is Hillary and collusion.”
The president claims that then-staffer Hope Hicks told him Clinton paid $9 million for the opposition research that resulted in an infamous dossier, although Sarah Sanders corrected him to say it was closer to $6 million.
“Did you see?” Trump says. “Nobody knows who spent it. No, I heard it was 9. I heard it was 5.7 but now they say it was 9.”
Trump claims the money was paid through a law firm so it could not be traced, and he insisted the payments were illegal campaign contributions.
“It’s definitely illegal, and it’s illegal from a campaign standpoint, from a campaign financing standpoint,” Trump says.